Major Dundee
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Daniele Amfitheatrof

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Daniele Amfitheatrof

Russian naturalized Italian composer and conductor add

Category: Music

Born in 1901.

Countries: Italy (56%), United States (13%), Russia (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Major Dundee, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Dimitri Mitropoulos

Linked to: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount Pictures, RAI




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Daniele Amfitheatrof was born in 1901 add something


In January 1902, at the age of three months, he was removed to Siberia, where his father was imprisoned for publishing anti-Tsarist articles add something


In 1904 the authorities returned the family to St. Petersburg, after which time they emigrated to Italy add something


In 1914 he was accepted as a student by Ottorino Respighi in Rome add something


Shortly thereafter, however, the family returned to Russia, where Alexander Amfitheatrof was appointed as political advisor to Alexander Kerensky during the few months that he was Prime Minister prior to the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 add something


In 1921, he was permitted to travel to Prague , Czechoslovakia for further study in counterpoint under Jaroslav Kricka add something


The family returned to Italy in the spring of 1922 add something


Augusteo Symphony - In 1924 he was appointed pianist, organist, and assistant choral conductor of the Augusteo Symphony of Rome add something


He received his diploma in composition from the Royal Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome in 1924 add something


Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra - Following the premiere of his programmatic work "American Panorama" , which was conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos in Turin in 1937, Amfitheatrof was invited by the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra to a position as Mitropoulos's associate for the first two months of the 1937-1938 concert season add something


Boston Symphony Orchestra - Amfitheatrof accepted a brief engagement with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the behest of their conductor, Serge Koussevitsky, in 1938 add something


Amfitheatrof returned to Italy in 1959 and lived there for the most part until 1967 add something


His final score was written for "Major Dundee" in 1965 add something


Major Dundee - A bombastic musical score by Daniele Amfitheatrof was added to the film despite Peckinpah's protests, as was the title song, "The Major Dundee March 1965 ", sung by Mitch Miller and his Sing-Along Gang

Daniele Amfitheatrof died in 1983 add something


His final years were spent in relative seclusion in Venice and in Rome , where he died on June 4, 1983 add something